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    NRA Ad About Obama's Daughters: David Keene says ad "wasn't about the president's daughters."

    The ongoing flap over the NRA's controversial ad involving President Obama's two daughters continued this morning, with the gun lobby's president insisting that the 35-second online spot "wasn't about the president's daughters" but instead about "how to keep children safe."


    "We believe that every parent ought to be able to be comfortable, knowing that their children are safe, and if that requires armed security, it?s as good for the working man as it is for the president," NRA president David Keene told NBC's Today show. Here's the tape (the entire back and forth between Keene and Savannah Guthrie is worth your time, but the quote in question comes at around the 3:20 mark).

    The ad, first released online Tuesday night, calls the president an "elite hypocrite" for pushing for stronger gun-control laws while his daughters are protected by armed Secret Service agents. "Are the president?s kids more important than yours?" the ad asks at its outset. "Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school?"


    The commercial drew a harsh rebuke from the White House yesterday, with spokesman Jay Carney calling it "repugnant and cowardly."

    Do you think the ad makes a fair point, or do you think that the President's daughters (by virtue of being the President's daughters) are a special case more likely to be targeted than most of our children?
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    It does make a fair point. Sure the President's daughters are more likely to be targeted. Thats why they have 11 armed agents at their school protecting them. Doesn't seem unreasonable to ask that normal kids could have at least 1 for the whole school does it?
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    I'm in the "repugnant and cowardly" camp.

    To compare the presidents daughters to my children in terms of the threats they both face on a daily basis is illogical and farcical. It is the same argument that I believe Gloria tried to make in the other thread, though, so I suppose some people do actually think this way. I asked her to cite it and she never did, so obviously this is just ridiculous opinion. (The whole only the elite can pay other people to protect them sort of statement she made). The President and his family, whether Dem or Republican, simply deserve and require a higher level of protection that the average person does as they are a target in this world. .To argue against that is to not live in reality.

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    I think it makes a fair point. One person's children are not more valuable that someone else's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    It does make a fair point. Sure the President's daughters are more likely to be targeted. Thats why they have 11 armed agents at their school protecting them. Doesn't seem unreasonable to ask that normal kids could have at least 1 for the whole school does it?

    Well, the presidential motorcade travels with 30 plus vehicles. Based on your stats do you believe that every school bus should be escorted by one police car, or have one armed guard on it? Is the 11:1 ratio strict?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Well, the presidential motorcade travels with 30 plus vehicles. Based on your stats do you believe that every school bus should be escorted by one police car, or have one armed guard on it? Is the 11:1 ratio strict?
    Well that depends. If people started shooting kids on school buses maybe.
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    There is a reasonable expectation that there would be more of a threat to the Obama girls, but either armed guards work and are a prudent security measure, or they do not. It has been proven that any time you put a large number of people together in that way that there is a danger of some nut attacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    There is a reasonable expectation that there would be more of a threat to the Obama girls, but either armed guards work and are a prudent security measure, or they do not. It has been proven that any time you put a large number of people together in that way that there is a danger of some nut attacking.
    Especially when you announce to the world that it is a gun free zone. Sitting ducks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    There is a reasonable expectation that there would be more of a threat to the Obama girls, but either armed guards work and are a prudent security measure, or they do not. It has been proven that any time you put a large number of people together in that way that there is a danger of some nut attacking.

    This is the opposite of what you just said, but okay. They are not more valuable than your children, but they are more of a target than your girls, by virtue of who they are.

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    My point is if the theory that an armed guard can help protect someone or they can not is the same. If armed guards would not help in a school setting, they they would not help in the schools where the Obama girls go. Obviously they do help, and would help in other school settings.

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